November 24, 2010

A product of my upbringing

I grew up listening to classic rock.

My favorite band is Led Zeppelin. I adore AC/DC and the Rolling Stones, Black Sabbath and Pink Floyd.

I could not live with out Simon and Garfunkel, Seals and Crofts or Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. Steely Dan, The Moody Blues and Peter Gabriel.

And there was always music on when I was young. My dad likes it loud. I sure hope the neighbors liked classic rock too...

As a result, when in college, when I had to find and recite a poem in class, I knew exactly which poem I was doing. I'd had it memorized for years. I love this poem.

My professor looked at me a bit funny...I think he was expecting Tennyson or Poe.

Breathe deep the gathering gloom,
Watch lights fade from every room.
Bedsitter people look back and lament,
Another day's useless energy spent.
Impassioned lovers wrestle as one,
Lonely man cries for love and has none.
New mother picks up and suckles her son,
Senior citizens wish they were young.
Cold hearted orb that rules the night,
Removes the colours from our sight.
Red is grey and yellow white.
But we decide which is right.
And which is an illusion.

Gold star for whomever can tell the class where this is from :-)

November 23, 2010


Yesterday just came on and I started crying. The holidays destroy my emotional control. Sigh.

I'm ready to hibernate

I've already put on my winter weight in preparation...

This is the forecast. Blizzard warning!

They closed all the schools in town. Which is huge here. They never close the schools. And we just got a call from the county sheriff. A state of snow emergency has been declared.

Egads people.

I'm ready to head home, make some hot cocoa and burrow in for the night!

November 22, 2010

Looks like somebody has a case of the Mondays.

It's a beautiful morning. It' snowing steadily and it's peaceful and quiet. Just sitting at the computer, talking to Bear. Who, by the way, is very hard to take pictures of. She always looks like a black blob. She is actually looking at the camera in this shot. Oh well.

Last night the power went out, it was cold.

This was my drive to church yesterday. So much snow!

Then this morning I went out to warm up the truck and when i got out to scrape the locked.

On the bright side i got to test my AAA for the first time. The nice man just came and unlocked it.

Time for work I guess...

Point to this meaningless steam of consciousness is good. Despite all the things that happen. Have a great day!

November 17, 2010

We live in a glorious age...

An age of amazing inventions. Robots and the Large Hadron Collider. Computers in the palm of your hand and Goody Spin Pins.

These things are amazing. I'm smitten. I'm in deep smit.

My question is why has it taken to long to think them up?

I have big, crazy, curly hair and trying to put it in a bun takes something along the lines of a gross weight of steel bobby pins.

No longer!!!

You just twist your hair into a bun and then spin these two suckers in and, get this, it holds! I know. Miracle.

If you have long hair, give these a try. You won't be sorry.

November 12, 2010

I'm five

Mott's has this new juice out called Mott's Medleys. It has two total fruit and veggie servings magically hidden in every glass! I like the word magically.

So...I have resorted to tricking myself into eating vegetables.

This is the ad for Mott's:

We all know getting kids to eat healthy can be tough, but Mott's has found a way for kids to get their fruits And veggies that will have everybody smiling

  • New Mott’s Medleys looks and tastes just like the Mott’s juice kids already love, but has two total fruit and veggie servings magically hidden in every 8oz glass
  • Mott’s Medleys is 100% Juice and has 100% DV Vitamin C
  • Mott’s Medleys is a good source of Vitamin E and Magnesium

I think they need change it to "kids and adults to eat healthy..."

It really is tasty.

And I'm pathetic...

November 10, 2010

Pretty much the worst wound ever

Under this unassuming band aid, lies the greatest wound ever.

It was late monday night and I somehow managed to jamb a splinter (giant stick!) under my fingernail. It felt really good. It felt so good that I decided to try and dig around in there with tweezers to see if I could make it feel even better...

I'm really good at what i do, it felt SOOO much better when i was done...yeah.

I'm allergic to triple antibiotic ointment so I didn't put anything on it. So it was totally infected. I was hoping it would just miraculously heal overnight. It didn't. The age of miracles...may be over. Just saying.

I kept hoping for a miracle all day Tuesday, putting off the embarrassment of going to the doctor.

My faith has been shaken.

I had to go to the doctor today.

For a splinter.

The nurse at the front desk laughed at me.

She asked why i was there and i had to say 'I have a splinter"

She asked for my name and I asked if I could just be anonymous.

She said no. Some people should not be in a compassionate service field.

So she took me back to...the trauma center! She said the light was better in there. I was sitting in the trauma center...for a splinter.

The doctor came in and said that she needed to dig around in there and get the chunks of wood out. Does the thought of digging around under your fingernail make you queasy? Me too. She dug around for awhile but couldn't get deep enough and i was squirming so much she was having trouble holding my hand down. Help me Rhonda.

She decided to numb my finger, i thought that was a great idea.

Turns out getting two shots of numbing agent in your finger hurts a lot too. Do you see the blue spots? Those are bruises from the numbing...not sure why that happened.

To make a long story...even longer, she cut a good sized chunk of my nail off and cleaned the splinter out.

I still can't believe I went to the doctor for a splinter.

Cute eh?